October, 2020
Mr. Sanjay Seth, CEO GRIHA Council
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact has led to a paradigm shift in the way we live our lives and operate our businesses. While, enhancing productivity, our aim is to ensure people's health & well-being as well as that of the economy.

Flexible arrangements with renewed protocols have been defined at GRIHA Council to support operations in a streamlined manner. Virtual platforms have become the new mantra for orientation workshops, due diligence visits, as well as training & capacity building.

We at GRIHA Council will continue our efforts to combat this inescapable challenge and work together with our clients in 'Rejuvenating Resilient Habitats'.

With the ensuing festive season ahead, the GRIHA Council wishes you and your loved ones healthy, happy and safe festivities.
  GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award
  GRIHA Four Star Master Plan Rating awarded to JIPMER International School of Public Health (JISPH)
The project has demonstrated 71% reduction in energy consumption compared to GRIHA benchmark. 72.19% of building water demand has been reduced by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and 52.5% of water savings was achieved in landscape water requirement due to the use of efficient irrigation system. Furthermore, 28% of the total living area is day-lit and meets the daylight factor as prescribed by NBC 2005. Moreover, 75% of the materials used for doors, window and frames were low energy. 5kWp photovoltaic system has been installed on-site.
  New products have been enlisted in the GRIHA product catalogue
Company name: MAPAC technology
Product name: WPC doors, WPC door frames
Product typology: Doors & Windows: panels and frames
Company name:Hira Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Product name: Aerofoam/Flexicell closed cell cross-linked polyolefin foam insulation.
Product typology:Insulation
  Editor's choice
OVERVIEW | An introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that has been developed to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings, with respect to their processes, their materials and use (energy) throughout the whole life cycle of a building. It is not to be confused with Life Cycle Costs which instead focuses on cost reduction, especially interesting when embarking in the design and construction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).
Trash to Treasure – C&D Waste Recycling Story
Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste recycling is still in its infant stage in India. However, its potential to be implemented on a large scale is pretty evident due to the present and projected infrastructure developments till 2020. The construction and demolition activities spurring out as a result of the growing economic activities generates huge amount of waste each year which is seen to be often disposed in landfills. In 2015, the urban C&D waste generation in India was estimated to be 716 million tonnes and is projected to increase to 2.7 billion tonnes per annum in 2041 (GIZ, 2016). The sensitisation of recycling C&D waste is slowly gaining momentum in the recent years due to the rising cost of materials (sand, stone and gravel) used for construction in addition to the labour and waste disposal costs.
Till when will we let our cities drown?
Urban flooding and waterlogging have become a regular phenomenon during monsoons across cities, globally. With extreme rainfall events in urban areas, surpassing each previous highest rainfall records, the future appears to be quite grim. The 5th of August witnessed the highest rainfall for that month in the last three years in Mumbai, recording 268 mm within 24 hours. The next day, Colaba alone recorded 331.8 mm rainfall within 24 hours, the highest since 1974. Jaipur also experienced about 100 mm rainfall in about 6 hours on the 14th of August, out of which 81 mm was recorded within 3 hours. About 500 mm of recorded rainfall in the city of Vadodara within 24 hours in July last year led to extreme flooding and waterlogging.

  Introduction to Green Buildings
Green buildings help ensure that these living spaces where we now find ourselves confined for extended periods of time do not contribute further to the worsening of our health or the environment. Workshop on “Introduction to Green Building” was conducted on 25th September, 2020. The workshop focused on how the green buildings are designed to ensure indoor air quality, access to daylight, thermally comfortable indoor conditions and the use of non-toxic chemicals for housekeeping/pest control – all of which eventually contribute toward the long-term wellbeing of occupants.
  GRIHA Certified Professional & Evaluator Exams in the upcoming months
Exam Date
Certified Professional 20th November, 2020
Evaluator 19th December, 2020

  12th GRIHA Summit
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